AR­RANGE­MENTS

[ MEET THE FOUNDER]

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Shop your yard for a cen­ter­piece.

WHAT IS HAP­TIC LAB?

”The word hap­tic means re­lat­ing to the sense of touch. When my mother be­gan los­ing her sight, I re­al­ized how the vis­ual sense can be val­ued above oth­ers. So at Hap­tic Lab, we cre­ate prod­ucts that look great but also ap­peal to a broader sen­sory ex­pe­ri­ence.”

WHY KITES?

“I love how hold­ing the tether as it rises gives the sen­sa­tion of flight. It’s such a thrilling ex­pe­ri­ence.

And de­sign­ing any­thing to fly is a chal­lenge that I find very in­ter­est­ing.”

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?

“Af­ter work­ing as an ar­chi­tect in NYC, I en­tered a kitemak­ing com­pe­ti­tion in 2009 and won sec­ond place.”

WHAT ELSE DO YOU MAKE?

”We’re also known for our quilts.” The mod­ern hand-stitched quilts are like soft maps of ma­jor cities, coast­lines, and con­stel­la­tions.

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